Warming Turmeric Latte Recipe⁠
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Many of us may find ourselves craving the comforting warmth of tea or coffee so here is a delicious alternative filled with the anti-inflammatory goodness of turmeric alongside the warmth of ginger and cinnamon. Don’t leave out the black pepper – this will ensure maximum benefits from the turmeric! ⁠
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You will need:⁠
•	1 tbsp Ginger (grated)⁠
•	1 cup Canned Coconut Milk⁠
•	1 cup Water⁠
•	1 tsp Turmeric (powder)⁠
•	1 tbsp Raw Honey⁠
•	1/2 tsp Cinnamon⁠
•	1 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil⁠
•	1/4tsp ground black pepper ⁠
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1.	Grate the ginger then squeeze the juice out of it into a saucepan. Discard the pulp. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat through for about 3 to 5 minutes, not letting it come to a boil. Whisk continuously.⁠
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2.	Carefully transfer into a blender (or you can use a handheld blender or whisk) Blend vigorously for about 30 seconds, or until a foam starts to form. Pour into glasses through a sieve and enjoy! ☺️💛⁠

Warming Turmeric Latte Recipe⁠

Many of us may find ourselves craving the comforting warmth of tea or coffee so here is a delicious alternative filled with the anti-inflammatory goodness of turmeric alongside the warmth of ginger and cinnamon. Don’t leave out the black pepper – this will ensure maximum benefits from the turmeric! ⁠

You will need:⁠
• 1 tbsp Ginger (grated)⁠
• 1 cup Canned Coconut Milk⁠
• 1 cup Water⁠
• 1 tsp Turmeric (powder)⁠
• 1 tbsp Raw Honey⁠
• 1/2 tsp Cinnamon⁠
• 1 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil⁠
• 1/4tsp ground black pepper ⁠

1. Grate the ginger then squeeze the juice out of it into a saucepan. Discard the pulp. Add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat through for about 3 to 5 minutes, not letting it come to a boil. Whisk continuously.⁠

2. Carefully transfer into a blender (or you can use a handheld blender or whisk) Blend vigorously for about 30 seconds, or until a foam starts to form. Pour into glasses through a sieve and enjoy! ☺️💛⁠
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We constantly get asked the question “Do you do desensitisation?”⁠
⁠
First of all, what is “Desensitisation” ? There are many meanings but simply put it means “to become less sensitive”. ⁠
⁠
The good news is, YES we can help you.⁠
⁠
First of all, let us be clear that here we are not talking about delayed reactions to foods – we could call these “Sensitivities” these require a different approach to the Desensitisation being discussed in this post. In this post we are addressing allergens that activate the immediate side of the immune system resulting in symptoms such as hives, eczema, itching eyes. dripping nose and sneezing.⁠
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For Desensitisation, our Pathology partners help us to measure the scale of sensitivity by providing a test technically called “sIgE testing on the ImmunoCAP platform”. This is widely considered the benchmark method used in the majority of current allergy clinical trials. (Williams PB et al, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2000 Jun; 105:1221-30).⁠
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At Perth Allergy Clinic we can use this test for a whole range of individual allergens by putting specific panels together.  Our practitioners will go through the options with you during your initial consultation. ⁠
⁠
Results will identify each individual allergen whether positive or negative together with a description of the reactivity eg "low, moderate, high, very high".⁠
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We have experienced Practitioners including Clinical Nutritionists, Naturopaths and Nurses available to assist you.  Allergies are what we deal with all day every day.⁠
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For the relief of symptoms, we use scientifically proven and clinically trialled natural medicines.⁠
⁠
With our approach to Desensitisation we don’t band aid. We aim to get to the root cause of the problem by healing the gut and the gut wall, reducing hyper-permeability (leakage) and reducing the immune systems production of histamine.⁠
⁠
We also provide ongoing specific dietary information from our Clinical Nutritionists. Their consulting work may be claimed through your private health fund.⁠
⁠
Want further opinions? Take a minute to read our reviews on Google. Or call our patient information line on 0414 400 562⁠

We constantly get asked the question “Do you do desensitisation?”⁠

First of all, what is “Desensitisation” ? There are many meanings but simply put it means “to become less sensitive”. ⁠

The good news is, YES we can help you.⁠

First of all, let us be clear that here we are not talking about delayed reactions to foods – we could call these “Sensitivities” these require a different approach to the Desensitisation being discussed in this post. In this post we are addressing allergens that activate the immediate side of the immune system resulting in symptoms such as hives, eczema, itching eyes. dripping nose and sneezing.⁠

For Desensitisation, our Pathology partners help us to measure the scale of sensitivity by providing a test technically called “sIgE testing on the ImmunoCAP platform”. This is widely considered the benchmark method used in the majority of current allergy clinical trials. (Williams PB et al, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2000 Jun; 105:1221-30).⁠

At Perth Allergy Clinic we can use this test for a whole range of individual allergens by putting specific panels together. Our practitioners will go through the options with you during your initial consultation. ⁠

Results will identify each individual allergen whether positive or negative together with a description of the reactivity eg "low, moderate, high, very high".⁠

We have experienced Practitioners including Clinical Nutritionists, Naturopaths and Nurses available to assist you. Allergies are what we deal with all day every day.⁠

For the relief of symptoms, we use scientifically proven and clinically trialled natural medicines.⁠

With our approach to Desensitisation we don’t band aid. We aim to get to the root cause of the problem by healing the gut and the gut wall, reducing hyper-permeability (leakage) and reducing the immune systems production of histamine.⁠

We also provide ongoing specific dietary information from our Clinical Nutritionists. Their consulting work may be claimed through your private health fund.⁠

Want further opinions? Take a minute to read our reviews on Google. Or call our patient information line on 0414 400 562⁠
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The Birds n Bees the Flowers and the Trees 🐝⁠
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Spring is around the corner yay!  The weather will be warmer, the flowers will blossom and yes the allergy season will commence.  Well it already has started for us at Perth Allergy Clinic.  Find out how you can overcome the Wet, Sneezy, Itchy Season.  Learn how to 'Desensitise' your family naturally without harsh chemical drugs.⁠
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We talk about 'Desensitisation' in our next few posts so be sure not to miss this so enjoy the Spring season without the tissues!⁠
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The Birds n Bees the Flowers and the Trees 🐝⁠

Spring is around the corner yay! The weather will be warmer, the flowers will blossom and yes the allergy season will commence. Well it already has started for us at Perth Allergy Clinic. Find out how you can overcome the Wet, Sneezy, Itchy Season. Learn how to 'Desensitise' your family naturally without harsh chemical drugs.⁠

We talk about 'Desensitisation' in our next few posts so be sure not to miss this so enjoy the Spring season without the tissues!⁠

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Anxiety is normal. ⁠
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At some point in our lives most of us will experience a feeling of worry, concern or even panic and fear. These emotions can be mild and easy to manage, and in some cases quite debilitating.⁠
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We’ve talked about the gut-brain axis before and certainly in clinic we see that many patients experience an increase in their digestive symptoms as worry, fear and anxiety escalate. ⁠
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Some preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated the positive impact of probiotic supplementation on anxiety and depressive symptoms. Although this research is in it’s infancy, it gives us good reason to consider the health of our gut and the organisms within it as we look to improve our mood. ⁠
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Some of the actions of probiotics on mood may be:⁠
- Increased levels of serotonin; the happy hormone⁠
- Reduced levels of systemic inflammation ⁠
- Certain strains such as L. Rhamnosus helping to reduce cortisol; the flight or fight hormone⁠
- Some strains such as B.Infantis may possess natural antidepressant properties too.⁠
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Talk to your practitioner today about the relationship between your mood and digestion. ⁠
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If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

Anxiety is normal. ⁠

At some point in our lives most of us will experience a feeling of worry, concern or even panic and fear. These emotions can be mild and easy to manage, and in some cases quite debilitating.⁠

We’ve talked about the gut-brain axis before and certainly in clinic we see that many patients experience an increase in their digestive symptoms as worry, fear and anxiety escalate. ⁠

Some preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated the positive impact of probiotic supplementation on anxiety and depressive symptoms. Although this research is in it’s infancy, it gives us good reason to consider the health of our gut and the organisms within it as we look to improve our mood. ⁠

Some of the actions of probiotics on mood may be:⁠
- Increased levels of serotonin; the happy hormone⁠
- Reduced levels of systemic inflammation ⁠
- Certain strains such as L. Rhamnosus helping to reduce cortisol; the flight or fight hormone⁠
- Some strains such as B.Infantis may possess natural antidepressant properties too.⁠

Talk to your practitioner today about the relationship between your mood and digestion. ⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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Are you looking for some inspiration to make a fabulous comfort dish in this cold weather? Why not try our baked pumpkin risotto? 😋⁠This dish is filled with vitamin A from pumpkin, as well as gut healing goodness from bone broth. ⁠
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TIP: for even more gut-loving, make ahead and reheat for extra resistant starch (food for your gut bugs!)⁠
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Ingredients:⁠
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- Half a butternut pumpkin, diced⁠
- 1 leek, white part only, sliced⁠
- 1 cup mushrooms (any kind), sliced⁠
- 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed⁠
- 3 cups arborio rice⁠
- 6 cups bone broth (can sub chicken stock)⁠
- 2tbsp butter⁠
- 2tbsp olive oil⁠
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Method:⁠
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1.	Preheat oven to 180 C and place diced pumpkin on a baking tray inside. Roast for 20-30 minutes until cooked and slightly brown. Remove and set aside.⁠
2.	Place a large baking dish with butter and olive oil into oven.⁠
3.	When butter is melted, remove dish from oven and add garlic, leek and mushrooms. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until leek is browned.⁠
4.	Remove dish from oven and add rice, stirring through leek mix. Add half the diced pumpkin with the broth/stock and stir.⁠
5.	Scatter remaining pumpkin on top, cover with foil and return the oven.⁠
6.	Bake for 45-60 minutes, until rice is cooked and all liquid is absorbed. ⁠
7.	Serve with crumbled feta, parmesan or baby spinach⁠
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Enjoy! 🧡

Are you looking for some inspiration to make a fabulous comfort dish in this cold weather? Why not try our baked pumpkin risotto? 😋⁠This dish is filled with vitamin A from pumpkin, as well as gut healing goodness from bone broth. ⁠

TIP: for even more gut-loving, make ahead and reheat for extra resistant starch (food for your gut bugs!)⁠

Ingredients:⁠

- Half a butternut pumpkin, diced⁠
- 1 leek, white part only, sliced⁠
- 1 cup mushrooms (any kind), sliced⁠
- 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed⁠
- 3 cups arborio rice⁠
- 6 cups bone broth (can sub chicken stock)⁠
- 2tbsp butter⁠
- 2tbsp olive oil⁠

Method:⁠

1. Preheat oven to 180 C and place diced pumpkin on a baking tray inside. Roast for 20-30 minutes until cooked and slightly brown. Remove and set aside.⁠
2. Place a large baking dish with butter and olive oil into oven.⁠
3. When butter is melted, remove dish from oven and add garlic, leek and mushrooms. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until leek is browned.⁠
4. Remove dish from oven and add rice, stirring through leek mix. Add half the diced pumpkin with the broth/stock and stir.⁠
5. Scatter remaining pumpkin on top, cover with foil and return the oven.⁠
6. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until rice is cooked and all liquid is absorbed. ⁠
7. Serve with crumbled feta, parmesan or baby spinach⁠

Enjoy! 🧡
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Did you know that the genes found in your gut microbiome outnumber your human genes 150 to 1? 😲⁠
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Sounds outrageous doesn't it? It's true, you are host to more bacterial DNA than you are to your own DNA.⁠
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Harvard research demonstrates this clearly. Researchers in 2019 analysed the DNA of 3,655 human microbiome samples and found nearly 46 million bacterial genes. Many of these genes were specific to the individual, creating a microbiome fingerprint of kinds. This represents a staggering number and diversity of organisms in the human microbiome and allows us to get insight into your specific gut health.⁠
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At Perth Allergy Clinic we are able to provide a safe, simple and quick home test which will reveal the inner workings of your microbiome. Helping your practitioner to pinpoint the underlying gut bugs contributing to your digestive upset.⁠
⁠
If you've been trying without luck to understand your gut health, this could be the test you've been waiting for. ⁠
⁠
Call us today for your personalised microbiome test.

Did you know that the genes found in your gut microbiome outnumber your human genes 150 to 1? 😲⁠

Sounds outrageous doesn't it? It's true, you are host to more bacterial DNA than you are to your own DNA.⁠

Harvard research demonstrates this clearly. Researchers in 2019 analysed the DNA of 3,655 human microbiome samples and found nearly 46 million bacterial genes. Many of these genes were specific to the individual, creating a microbiome fingerprint of kinds. This represents a staggering number and diversity of organisms in the human microbiome and allows us to get insight into your specific gut health.⁠

At Perth Allergy Clinic we are able to provide a safe, simple and quick home test which will reveal the inner workings of your microbiome. Helping your practitioner to pinpoint the underlying gut bugs contributing to your digestive upset.⁠

If you've been trying without luck to understand your gut health, this could be the test you've been waiting for. ⁠

Call us today for your personalised microbiome test.
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Did you know that your gut microbiome holds insights into your health and your wellbeing? ⁠
⁠
🦠 From start to finish, there are literally millions of organisms right now living inside your gut. Bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and possibly parasites too. ⁠
⁠
🦠 If you could isolate and weigh them all, they could weigh up to 2kg...which is a bit more than the average human brain! ⁠
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🦠 Each section of the gut looks and feels differently based on its acidity, enzymatic environment and even temperature. So each area provides an ideal home for certain bugs, and should exclude others. (hint... This is sometimes where things can go wrong).⁠
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🦠 Some organisms are beneficial, helping to create enzymes and ease digestion and others can leave us feeling absolutely lousy when they decide to set up home.⁠
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🦠 Some are perfectly normal in a certain quantity, but lead to symptoms like diarrhea, bloating, gas, constipation or abdominal pain when they get out of control. ⁠
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🦠 The microbiome has more diversity than a rainforest. A healthy gut contains a good number and a wide variety of beneficial microorganisms, each with their own health contributing features.⁠
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🦠 Just like a rainforest, we need to cultivate and maintain a healthy terrain for these fabulous organisms to thrive in the right way.⁠
⁠
To understand your unique microbiome, contact us today for your personalised gut microbiome test.

Did you know that your gut microbiome holds insights into your health and your wellbeing? ⁠

🦠 From start to finish, there are literally millions of organisms right now living inside your gut. Bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and possibly parasites too. ⁠

🦠 If you could isolate and weigh them all, they could weigh up to 2kg...which is a bit more than the average human brain! ⁠

🦠 Each section of the gut looks and feels differently based on its acidity, enzymatic environment and even temperature. So each area provides an ideal home for certain bugs, and should exclude others. (hint... This is sometimes where things can go wrong).⁠

🦠 Some organisms are beneficial, helping to create enzymes and ease digestion and others can leave us feeling absolutely lousy when they decide to set up home.⁠

🦠 Some are perfectly normal in a certain quantity, but lead to symptoms like diarrhea, bloating, gas, constipation or abdominal pain when they get out of control. ⁠

🦠 The microbiome has more diversity than a rainforest. A healthy gut contains a good number and a wide variety of beneficial microorganisms, each with their own health contributing features.⁠

🦠 Just like a rainforest, we need to cultivate and maintain a healthy terrain for these fabulous organisms to thrive in the right way.⁠

To understand your unique microbiome, contact us today for your personalised gut microbiome test.
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Update ✨ To all our wonderful clients. In light of recent government announcements, please note that the clinic is operational on a restricted basis.⁠
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We have suspended face to face consultations and are contacting patients with existing bookings to move to Telehealth or to reschedule.⁠
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Orders of Medications or Supplements are still being processed every day. Orders received by 12:00pm will be processed that day and Express Posted to you that afternoon. Please use email where possible to place your order – Our address for orders is reception@centrohealth.com.au⁠
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Our priority is to safely care for you and ourselves. The phone is manned 7 days a week so if you need us please phone 08 9226 0561.⁠
⁠
Obviously for all of us the situation may rapidly change - we will update this information as soon as we become aware of any changes.⁠
⁠
As a part of the care we are exercising we are both following government advice and taking all the other precautions we can reasonably think of to implement and safeguard you our clients and our staff.⁠
⁠
Telehealth is a key tool to help us all maintain our health and treatment protocols during these restrictions. It is easy to use, needs no special software and will work on your device phone, pc or tablet.⁠
⁠
Contact us (08 9226 0561) to ensure your appointment is via “Telehealth” or respond to our messages if we have contacted you.⁠
⁠
As always, we thank you all for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you all in clinic again soon. ⁠
⁠
Love Team PAC/Centro Health ✨⁠
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#Perthallergyclinic

Update ✨ To all our wonderful clients. In light of recent government announcements, please note that the clinic is operational on a restricted basis.⁠

We have suspended face to face consultations and are contacting patients with existing bookings to move to Telehealth or to reschedule.⁠

Orders of Medications or Supplements are still being processed every day. Orders received by 12:00pm will be processed that day and Express Posted to you that afternoon. Please use email where possible to place your order – Our address for orders is reception@centrohealth.com.au⁠

Our priority is to safely care for you and ourselves. The phone is manned 7 days a week so if you need us please phone 08 9226 0561.⁠

Obviously for all of us the situation may rapidly change - we will update this information as soon as we become aware of any changes.⁠

As a part of the care we are exercising we are both following government advice and taking all the other precautions we can reasonably think of to implement and safeguard you our clients and our staff.⁠

Telehealth is a key tool to help us all maintain our health and treatment protocols during these restrictions. It is easy to use, needs no special software and will work on your device phone, pc or tablet.⁠

Contact us (08 9226 0561) to ensure your appointment is via “Telehealth” or respond to our messages if we have contacted you.⁠

As always, we thank you all for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you all in clinic again soon. ⁠

Love Team PAC/Centro Health ✨⁠

#Perthallergyclinic
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One of our absolute favourite tests, the GI-MAP stool test!! 🤓 💩⁠
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This test provides an in-depth evaluation of your gut microbiota, including pathogens, H. pylori, normal flora, opportunistic, bacteria, fungi/yeast and parasites.⁠
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It also evaluates markers of digestive function, absorption, GI inflammation, immune response and intestinal permeability. ⁠
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The GI-MAP can give valuable insight into the contributing root causes of conditions such as autoimmunity, mood disorders, skin issues, gastrointestinal disorders, weight concerns and brain fog, even for patients who are not experiencing digestive symptoms! ⁠
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Don’t forget your gut health is so central to the health of your entire body and imbalances in your gut can result in a range of symptoms including skin rashes, headaches, acne, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders, fatigue and allergies.⁠
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If in doubt 'TEST, UNDERSTAND, SOLVE'⁠! only at Perth Allergy Clinic⁠
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DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

One of our absolute favourite tests, the GI-MAP stool test!! 🤓 💩⁠

This test provides an in-depth evaluation of your gut microbiota, including pathogens, H. pylori, normal flora, opportunistic, bacteria, fungi/yeast and parasites.⁠

It also evaluates markers of digestive function, absorption, GI inflammation, immune response and intestinal permeability. ⁠

The GI-MAP can give valuable insight into the contributing root causes of conditions such as autoimmunity, mood disorders, skin issues, gastrointestinal disorders, weight concerns and brain fog, even for patients who are not experiencing digestive symptoms! ⁠

Don’t forget your gut health is so central to the health of your entire body and imbalances in your gut can result in a range of symptoms including skin rashes, headaches, acne, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders, fatigue and allergies.⁠

If in doubt 'TEST, UNDERSTAND, SOLVE'⁠! only at Perth Allergy Clinic⁠

DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Muffins! 🧁⁠
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As the weather cools down we may all find ourselves reaching for comfort food, and eating well and supporting your immune system doesn’t need to equal deprivation - and these muffins are the perfect sweet treat!⁠
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Pumpkin is packed full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, for healthy immune function, fibre for gut health, antioxidants and iron, while the walnuts are little gems full of healthy fats to keep our brain, skin and hormones healthy - plus they're delish! ⁠
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You will need:⁠
2 large eggs⁠
1 1/4 pumpkin puree⁠
1/2 cup maple syrup ⁠
3 tbsp olive oil⁠
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice⁠ (mix 4tsp cinnamon, 1tsp ground cloves, 1/2tsp ground nutmeg and 2tsp ground ginger)⁠
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1 1/2 tsp baking powder⁠
Pinch salt⁠
2 cups almond meal⁠
1/2 cup chopped walnuts⁠
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Simply mix all ingredients but the walnuts together (you can do this by hand or use a food processor) and then stir through the walnuts. Divide between greased muffin cups and bake for 15-20 mins at 170 degrees C.⁠
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Enjoy! ☺️ ☺️

Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Muffins! 🧁⁠

As the weather cools down we may all find ourselves reaching for comfort food, and eating well and supporting your immune system doesn’t need to equal deprivation - and these muffins are the perfect sweet treat!⁠

Pumpkin is packed full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, for healthy immune function, fibre for gut health, antioxidants and iron, while the walnuts are little gems full of healthy fats to keep our brain, skin and hormones healthy - plus they're delish! ⁠

You will need:⁠
2 large eggs⁠
1 1/4 pumpkin puree⁠
1/2 cup maple syrup ⁠
3 tbsp olive oil⁠
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice⁠ (mix 4tsp cinnamon, 1tsp ground cloves, 1/2tsp ground nutmeg and 2tsp ground ginger)⁠

1 1/2 tsp baking powder⁠
Pinch salt⁠
2 cups almond meal⁠
1/2 cup chopped walnuts⁠

Simply mix all ingredients but the walnuts together (you can do this by hand or use a food processor) and then stir through the walnuts. Divide between greased muffin cups and bake for 15-20 mins at 170 degrees C.⁠

Enjoy! ☺️ ☺️
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When we think of gluten sensitivity, we typically imagine symptoms of the digestive tract; bloating, diarrhoea, gas and smelly stools. 💩⁠
⁠
While these might be the obvious signs something’s going on inside, gluten sensitivity can also be wreaking havoc on your skin, joints, hormones, mood, immune system and more.⁠
⁠
What is Zonulin? It’s is a molecule which regulates the openings between cells in the gut lining, known as tight junctions. High levels of zonulin have been associated with increased intestinal permeability, as zonulin induces the breakdown of these tight junctions leading to leaky gut.⁠
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Leaky gut, or “intestinal permeability,” is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream. The foreign substances entering the blood are transported throughout the body, including to the brain.⁠
⁠
But what does this all have to do with gluten? ⁠
It turns out that gluten is a strong trigger of zonulin in some individuals. "No human being completely digests gluten," says Fasano. "And in a small percentage of us, that undigested gluten triggers the release of zonulin," ⁠
Researchers interested in learning if a gluten free diet could lessen the severity of the anxiety symptoms in CD patients, conducted a one year study to learn more. The researchers followed 35 patients with coeliac disease who were placed on a gluten-free diet for one year.  At baseline, 72% of participants had significant levels of anxiety; this dropped to 25% at the end of the trial. A gluten-free diet in patients with gluten problems does seem to reduce levels of anxiety.⁠
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-Addolorato G et al. Anxiety but not depression decreases in coeliac patients after one-year gluten-free diet: a longitudinal study. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2001;36:502-506.⁠
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It’s important to note that not all cases of neurological symptoms are caused by gluten. However, issues like depression and anxiety CAN be part of the picture of gluten sensitivity.⁠
⁠
Talk to your Qualified Natural Health Practitioner to find out about gut health testing to find out more. 💛

When we think of gluten sensitivity, we typically imagine symptoms of the digestive tract; bloating, diarrhoea, gas and smelly stools. 💩⁠

While these might be the obvious signs something’s going on inside, gluten sensitivity can also be wreaking havoc on your skin, joints, hormones, mood, immune system and more.⁠

What is Zonulin? It’s is a molecule which regulates the openings between cells in the gut lining, known as tight junctions. High levels of zonulin have been associated with increased intestinal permeability, as zonulin induces the breakdown of these tight junctions leading to leaky gut.⁠

Leaky gut, or “intestinal permeability,” is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream. The foreign substances entering the blood are transported throughout the body, including to the brain.⁠

But what does this all have to do with gluten? ⁠
It turns out that gluten is a strong trigger of zonulin in some individuals. "No human being completely digests gluten," says Fasano. "And in a small percentage of us, that undigested gluten triggers the release of zonulin," ⁠
Researchers interested in learning if a gluten free diet could lessen the severity of the anxiety symptoms in CD patients, conducted a one year study to learn more. The researchers followed 35 patients with coeliac disease who were placed on a gluten-free diet for one year. At baseline, 72% of participants had significant levels of anxiety; this dropped to 25% at the end of the trial. A gluten-free diet in patients with gluten problems does seem to reduce levels of anxiety.⁠

-Addolorato G et al. Anxiety but not depression decreases in coeliac patients after one-year gluten-free diet: a longitudinal study. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2001;36:502-506.⁠

It’s important to note that not all cases of neurological symptoms are caused by gluten. However, issues like depression and anxiety CAN be part of the picture of gluten sensitivity.⁠

Talk to your Qualified Natural Health Practitioner to find out about gut health testing to find out more. 💛
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Your brain is truly remarkable in what it can achieve every second of every day. ⁠
⁠
Did you know that one litre of blood passes through your brain every single minute that your heart is beating? 💓⁠
⁠
We know that when we eat food, we take in an amazing array of chemical messengers. From the protein, fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals present in that food item, to the phytochemicals this food contains and even the additional chemicals, pesticides and preservatives this food has been exposed to during it's life and processing. 🥦⁠
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Following good digestion, these chemical messengers are absorbed into the bloodstream, and make their way to the brain where they are involved in a host of applications including the production of neurotransmitters, tissue repair, cellular metabolism for energy production and more. ⁠
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So ask yourself, what have you eaten in the last day or so? Because that is what you are feeding your brain. 🧠

Your brain is truly remarkable in what it can achieve every second of every day. ⁠

Did you know that one litre of blood passes through your brain every single minute that your heart is beating? 💓⁠

We know that when we eat food, we take in an amazing array of chemical messengers. From the protein, fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals present in that food item, to the phytochemicals this food contains and even the additional chemicals, pesticides and preservatives this food has been exposed to during it's life and processing. 🥦⁠

Following good digestion, these chemical messengers are absorbed into the bloodstream, and make their way to the brain where they are involved in a host of applications including the production of neurotransmitters, tissue repair, cellular metabolism for energy production and more. ⁠

So ask yourself, what have you eaten in the last day or so? Because that is what you are feeding your brain. 🧠
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The Gut-Brain axis is term for the two-way communication between what happens in digestion and how this influences our brains, and vice versa. You’re probably familiar with the feeling of butterflies in the stomach, well this is the gut-brain axis in action. This communication is both direct, through the nervous system and biochemical, through the release and response to various chemicals and neurotransmitters.⁠
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The Vagus nerve is one of the direct connections between the gut and brain. How well the Vagus nerve is functioning and thus, how well the gut and the brain are communicating, can have an effect on everything from anxiety levels and negative feelings to brain fog and IBS to addictions, weight gain and much more.⁠
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This pathway is a player in our parasympathetic or ‘unconscious’ nervous system, the one which also regulates heart rate and digestion. Without conscious control over this, those butterflies are hard to stop once they start to flutter. ⁠
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Here’s a few things we CAN do to calm the fluttering:⁠
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🎶Humming. The vibrations send calming messages from the throat via the vagal nerve to the brain.⁠
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🧘Diaphragmic breathing. Place a hand on your chest and one on your belly. Breathe in through your nose deep into your belly, and feel the hand on your belly fall as you slowly breathe out. Notice that the hand on your chest remains still.⁠
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🚿Cold showers or ice immersion. Popularised most recently by Wil Hof, research into the benefits of cold exposure demonstrate that vagal tone is one of the reasons why this well-loved technique helps to reduce anxiety and stress.⁠
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🌱Herbal Medicine. Your practitioner may select specific herbs to assist with calming the nervous system activity while nourishing your digestion.⁠
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🥣Dietary fibre: Fibre increases GLP-1, a hormone that supports communication between the Vagus Nerve and brain, slows stomach emptying and makes the body feel full longer.⁠
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🏃‍♀️Exercise regularly. Exercise stimulates the Vagus Nerve to stimulate gut flow thereby benefiting the vagal index along with excretion.⁠
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Think of your Vagal health as the key to ‘Rest, Digest and De-stress’ .

The Gut-Brain axis is term for the two-way communication between what happens in digestion and how this influences our brains, and vice versa. You’re probably familiar with the feeling of butterflies in the stomach, well this is the gut-brain axis in action. This communication is both direct, through the nervous system and biochemical, through the release and response to various chemicals and neurotransmitters.⁠

The Vagus nerve is one of the direct connections between the gut and brain. How well the Vagus nerve is functioning and thus, how well the gut and the brain are communicating, can have an effect on everything from anxiety levels and negative feelings to brain fog and IBS to addictions, weight gain and much more.⁠

This pathway is a player in our parasympathetic or ‘unconscious’ nervous system, the one which also regulates heart rate and digestion. Without conscious control over this, those butterflies are hard to stop once they start to flutter. ⁠

Here’s a few things we CAN do to calm the fluttering:⁠

🎶Humming. The vibrations send calming messages from the throat via the vagal nerve to the brain.⁠

🧘Diaphragmic breathing. Place a hand on your chest and one on your belly. Breathe in through your nose deep into your belly, and feel the hand on your belly fall as you slowly breathe out. Notice that the hand on your chest remains still.⁠

🚿Cold showers or ice immersion. Popularised most recently by Wil Hof, research into the benefits of cold exposure demonstrate that vagal tone is one of the reasons why this well-loved technique helps to reduce anxiety and stress.⁠

🌱Herbal Medicine. Your practitioner may select specific herbs to assist with calming the nervous system activity while nourishing your digestion.⁠

🥣Dietary fibre: Fibre increases GLP-1, a hormone that supports communication between the Vagus Nerve and brain, slows stomach emptying and makes the body feel full longer.⁠

🏃‍♀️Exercise regularly. Exercise stimulates the Vagus Nerve to stimulate gut flow thereby benefiting the vagal index along with excretion.⁠

Think of your Vagal health as the key to ‘Rest, Digest and De-stress’ .
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The entire team here at PAC are so grateful for your support these past weeks in light of the recent government announcement. ⁠
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We are still doing what we love most - to get you feeling your absolute best. ⁠
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We can't wait to see your smiling faces tomorrow 😀🤞⁠
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Have a fabulous weekend x

The entire team here at PAC are so grateful for your support these past weeks in light of the recent government announcement. ⁠

We are still doing what we love most - to get you feeling your absolute best. ⁠

We can't wait to see your smiling faces tomorrow 😀🤞⁠

Have a fabulous weekend x
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Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can contribute to thyroid dysfunction? ⁠
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Ensuring we have a dietary intake plentiful in these foods will provide essential nutrients to support optimal thyroid function! ⁠
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SELENIUM: Brazil nuts, wild caught seafood, eggs, sunflower seeds, grass fed beef and mushrooms.⁠
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ZINC: nuts and seeds, legumes, grass fed meat, oysters and other shellfish, eggs and wholegrains.⁠
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IRON: Grass-fed beef and lamb, poultry and shellfish, spinach, broccoli, legumes, pumpkin seeds and quinoa.⁠
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VITAMIN A: liver, sweet potato, cod liver oil, eggs, salmon, carrots, pumpkin and dark leafy greens.⁠
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VITAMIN D: salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, egg yolks, mushrooms and sunlight.⁠
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IODINE*: seaweed, seafood, eggs and lima beans.⁠
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*Iodine may exacerbate symptoms in Hashimoto’s Disease so be sure to seek advice from a professional on how to optimise your intake!⁠

Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can contribute to thyroid dysfunction? ⁠

Ensuring we have a dietary intake plentiful in these foods will provide essential nutrients to support optimal thyroid function! ⁠

SELENIUM: Brazil nuts, wild caught seafood, eggs, sunflower seeds, grass fed beef and mushrooms.⁠

ZINC: nuts and seeds, legumes, grass fed meat, oysters and other shellfish, eggs and wholegrains.⁠

IRON: Grass-fed beef and lamb, poultry and shellfish, spinach, broccoli, legumes, pumpkin seeds and quinoa.⁠

VITAMIN A: liver, sweet potato, cod liver oil, eggs, salmon, carrots, pumpkin and dark leafy greens.⁠

VITAMIN D: salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, egg yolks, mushrooms and sunlight.⁠

IODINE*: seaweed, seafood, eggs and lima beans.⁠

*Iodine may exacerbate symptoms in Hashimoto’s Disease so be sure to seek advice from a professional on how to optimise your intake!⁠
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Hi! I’m Julia, Naturopath, Wellness Coach and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠
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My own journey into wellness started as a Uni student in the UK. While researching for my Health Science degree and major in Psychology, I found myself naturally drawn to the research and many benefits of nutrition, herbs, meditation and other holistic practices. ⁠
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It was later when I brought my backpack to Australia that I discovered the world of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine in all its true glory. Australia is well known for its advanced place in the field of Natural Health, so I was delighted to find like-minded people to study Naturopathy and Nutrition with in Melbourne. I graduated in 2000 and have been a lifelong learner in the field ever since.⁠
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Working with me..⁠
I understand work stress. For years I was very committed and absolutely loved my job working for a large Wellness company. It was a senior role covering a large region of Australia, which meant a frequent travel schedule and very early mornings. So, I get how it feels to have a demanding job and to juggle a busy home life too! Most importantly, I’ve seen how these pressures can make health slip down the priority list- leaving its mark on our happiness and performance as well as our bodies.⁠
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Throughout my career, I’ve also had the great fortune to work alongside some of the world’s best Functional Medicine Practitioners, Researchers and Educators in our field, and for that I feel thoroughly grateful. It is this combination of expertise and personal experience, that I bring to your program and personalised wellness coaching sessions.⁠
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My special areas of interest are sleeplessness, physical pain, emotional trauma and stress as these all impact our ability to function at our best.⁠
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The close interplay between diet, gut health and the mind simply fascinates me.⁠
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My love of the wider field of mind and body health has taken me to study Personal Fitness, Mindfulness, Vipassana Meditation, The Science of Happiness at Work, Emotional Intelligence and Professional Coaching.

Hi! I’m Julia, Naturopath, Wellness Coach and Allergy Advisor at Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠

My own journey into wellness started as a Uni student in the UK. While researching for my Health Science degree and major in Psychology, I found myself naturally drawn to the research and many benefits of nutrition, herbs, meditation and other holistic practices. ⁠

It was later when I brought my backpack to Australia that I discovered the world of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine in all its true glory. Australia is well known for its advanced place in the field of Natural Health, so I was delighted to find like-minded people to study Naturopathy and Nutrition with in Melbourne. I graduated in 2000 and have been a lifelong learner in the field ever since.⁠

Working with me..⁠
I understand work stress. For years I was very committed and absolutely loved my job working for a large Wellness company. It was a senior role covering a large region of Australia, which meant a frequent travel schedule and very early mornings. So, I get how it feels to have a demanding job and to juggle a busy home life too! Most importantly, I’ve seen how these pressures can make health slip down the priority list- leaving its mark on our happiness and performance as well as our bodies.⁠

Throughout my career, I’ve also had the great fortune to work alongside some of the world’s best Functional Medicine Practitioners, Researchers and Educators in our field, and for that I feel thoroughly grateful. It is this combination of expertise and personal experience, that I bring to your program and personalised wellness coaching sessions.⁠

My special areas of interest are sleeplessness, physical pain, emotional trauma and stress as these all impact our ability to function at our best.⁠

The close interplay between diet, gut health and the mind simply fascinates me.⁠

My love of the wider field of mind and body health has taken me to study Personal Fitness, Mindfulness, Vipassana Meditation, The Science of Happiness at Work, Emotional Intelligence and Professional Coaching.
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Hashimoto’s is a common autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland. The immune system mounts an attack and damages thyroid tissue which results in an inability to produce enough thyroid hormone. ⁠
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Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism and is often a missed diagnosis! ⁠
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A comprehensive thyroid marker test is vital to get a holistic understanding of thyroid function including TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, TG and TPO antibodies.⁠
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Common signs of Hashimoto’s include:⁠
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- fatigue⁠
- weight gain/weight loss resistance⁠
- cold hands and feet⁠
- loss of the outer third of the eyebrow⁠
- depression⁠
- constipation⁠
- joint pain⁠
- infertility⁠
- brain fog⁠
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How can we help?⁠
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- address and decrease inflammation⁠
- rebalance and restore the gut⁠
- remove food triggers⁠
- address nutritional deficiencies⁠
- hormone balancing⁠
- adrenal and nervous system support⁠
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If you are struggling with Hashimoto’s, get the support you need to get to the root cause of your symptoms.

Hashimoto’s is a common autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland. The immune system mounts an attack and damages thyroid tissue which results in an inability to produce enough thyroid hormone. ⁠

Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism and is often a missed diagnosis! ⁠

A comprehensive thyroid marker test is vital to get a holistic understanding of thyroid function including TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, TG and TPO antibodies.⁠

Common signs of Hashimoto’s include:⁠

- fatigue⁠
- weight gain/weight loss resistance⁠
- cold hands and feet⁠
- loss of the outer third of the eyebrow⁠
- depression⁠
- constipation⁠
- joint pain⁠
- infertility⁠
- brain fog⁠

How can we help?⁠

- address and decrease inflammation⁠
- rebalance and restore the gut⁠
- remove food triggers⁠
- address nutritional deficiencies⁠
- hormone balancing⁠
- adrenal and nervous system support⁠

If you are struggling with Hashimoto’s, get the support you need to get to the root cause of your symptoms.
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It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠
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"I want to start with my health history, build you a picture of how much my life has changed because of Susan Carr and Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠
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Growing up I had problems with my health. Extreme colds/flus, sensitivity to smells, chronic pains, occasional extreme dose of hives, swelling/water retention, anxiety, depression, behaviour disorders, restlessness. It impacted my life more than I knew. I had problems learning, playing sports, making friends and later keeping a job.⁠
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One of the things I had no idea was that I had intolerances to certain foods, temperatures/humidity and physical pressure/skin sensitivity. Neither did the doctors. My mother would take me to the doctor, do some tests and say there is nothing wrong with me. ⁠
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The last 5 years had been the most stressful, the most chronic and acute of my conditions because at one stage I was ingesting 11 pharmaceutical tablets a day to function at all. An Immunologist diagnosis was Chronic and Acute Urticaria Angioedema Dermatographism and a doctor who figured out I had Erythromelalgia and a Gynaecologist said I had Chronic Pain. I have also other diagnosis but I want to concentrate on these conditions.⁠
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Friends had recommended me to see Susan and it is the greatest thing I could have done. Because at this point I was eating 1 meal a day, in pain constantly and at risk of losing my job again due to flare ups.⁠
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Since seeing Susan from Oct 2019 I eat 3 meals a day, I go to work, I am active and I fit into clothes I have not been able to wear for 8 years. I have control of my life again. Not only that, it changed my husband’s way of life too.⁠
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I think the hardest thing to do is take that step and trust that it could work. I tell anyone to take that leap of faith and go see Susan Carr at Perth Allergy Clinic. Because it just might change your life. It might change how you live."⁠

It is always gratifying to receive positive feedback from our wonderful patients. ⁠

"I want to start with my health history, build you a picture of how much my life has changed because of Susan Carr and Perth Allergy Clinic. ⁠

Growing up I had problems with my health. Extreme colds/flus, sensitivity to smells, chronic pains, occasional extreme dose of hives, swelling/water retention, anxiety, depression, behaviour disorders, restlessness. It impacted my life more than I knew. I had problems learning, playing sports, making friends and later keeping a job.⁠

One of the things I had no idea was that I had intolerances to certain foods, temperatures/humidity and physical pressure/skin sensitivity. Neither did the doctors. My mother would take me to the doctor, do some tests and say there is nothing wrong with me. ⁠

The last 5 years had been the most stressful, the most chronic and acute of my conditions because at one stage I was ingesting 11 pharmaceutical tablets a day to function at all. An Immunologist diagnosis was Chronic and Acute Urticaria Angioedema Dermatographism and a doctor who figured out I had Erythromelalgia and a Gynaecologist said I had Chronic Pain. I have also other diagnosis but I want to concentrate on these conditions.⁠

Friends had recommended me to see Susan and it is the greatest thing I could have done. Because at this point I was eating 1 meal a day, in pain constantly and at risk of losing my job again due to flare ups.⁠

Since seeing Susan from Oct 2019 I eat 3 meals a day, I go to work, I am active and I fit into clothes I have not been able to wear for 8 years. I have control of my life again. Not only that, it changed my husband’s way of life too.⁠

I think the hardest thing to do is take that step and trust that it could work. I tell anyone to take that leap of faith and go see Susan Carr at Perth Allergy Clinic. Because it just might change your life. It might change how you live."⁠
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Food can play a huge role in the way we feel. Our stress levels have never been higher, and with social isolation in place and an uncertain future timeline of a return to “normal”, it is no wonder many of us are struggling with low mood and general anxiety. ⁠
⁠
This daily stress not only affects our mental health, but is also a key driver behind inflammation and increased disease risk. The good news is that we can help nourish and support our body through food to reduce the effects of daily stress and boost our mental health. ⁠
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Research has shown us that regularly consuming a nourishing, wholefoods diet rich in key nutrients can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly. It doesn’t have to be a complete dietary overhaul – make small changes and include what you enjoy – eating well shouldn’t be a chore!⁠
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Here are our top five mood-boosting foods:⁠
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🥚Eggs - these little gems are full of protein, vitamin D. vitamin B12 and choline, which can improve help mood and support the nervous system.⁠
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🍅Tomatoes – Rich in Folate and alpha-lipoic acid, these are both key nutrients in stabilising mood. Folic acid helps to regulate levels of inflammatory Homocysteine, which can block production of serotonin and dopamine. ⁠
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🐟Oily fish - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they play a key role in brain signalling and are linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and PMS! Don't eat fish? Get your omega-3's from walnuts, avocados chia and flaxseeds.⁠
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🥬Fermented food - food such as Kim chi, sauerkraut, yoghurt and kefir support the live bacteria in our digestive systems which are vital in producing serotonin (our good mood hormone!) ⁠
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🍫Dark Chocolate - not only delicious, good quality dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to increase blood flow to your brain and regulate mood. It is also high in magnesium, vital for supporting our whole nervous system!⁠
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If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠

Food can play a huge role in the way we feel. Our stress levels have never been higher, and with social isolation in place and an uncertain future timeline of a return to “normal”, it is no wonder many of us are struggling with low mood and general anxiety. ⁠

This daily stress not only affects our mental health, but is also a key driver behind inflammation and increased disease risk. The good news is that we can help nourish and support our body through food to reduce the effects of daily stress and boost our mental health. ⁠

Research has shown us that regularly consuming a nourishing, wholefoods diet rich in key nutrients can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety significantly. It doesn’t have to be a complete dietary overhaul – make small changes and include what you enjoy – eating well shouldn’t be a chore!⁠

Here are our top five mood-boosting foods:⁠

🥚Eggs - these little gems are full of protein, vitamin D. vitamin B12 and choline, which can improve help mood and support the nervous system.⁠

🍅Tomatoes – Rich in Folate and alpha-lipoic acid, these are both key nutrients in stabilising mood. Folic acid helps to regulate levels of inflammatory Homocysteine, which can block production of serotonin and dopamine. ⁠

🐟Oily fish - rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they play a key role in brain signalling and are linked to lower levels of depression, anxiety and PMS! Don't eat fish? Get your omega-3's from walnuts, avocados chia and flaxseeds.⁠

🥬Fermented food - food such as Kim chi, sauerkraut, yoghurt and kefir support the live bacteria in our digestive systems which are vital in producing serotonin (our good mood hormone!) ⁠

🍫Dark Chocolate - not only delicious, good quality dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to increase blood flow to your brain and regulate mood. It is also high in magnesium, vital for supporting our whole nervous system!⁠

If you find this helpful, or know someone who needs to know this information tag them below, or DM us with any questions you might have 💛⁠
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